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Jazz on a Summer’s Day

 
 
Aug 26—Sep 24, 2020
 
 
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Wednesday August 26, 2020
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Dir. Bert Stern | 85min, 1959

One of the first jazz concert films ever made, the extraordinary Jazz on a Summer’s Day is given a sparkling new 4K restoration by IndieCollect, funded by the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress in time to celebrate its 60th anniversary.

Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island and directed by renowned photographer Bert Stern, Jazz on a Summer’s Day features intimate performances by an all-star lineup of musical legends—including Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O’Day, Chuck Berry, and Dinah Washington—and closes with Mahalia Jackson’s beautiful rendition of The Lord’s Prayer at midnight to usher in Sunday morning.

50% of ticket sales go to support BAM, helping to ensure the future of BAM’s adventurous programming.

Please note we are not able to offer member discounts on at-home film screenings at this time.

 
 
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